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Save the Cat!® Podcast: Blake Snyder Explains His Story Beats – Part Two

By on January 29, 2016 in Podcasts, Tools


In this newly discoSTC!_PodcastDvered audio of a Save the Cat!® Beat Sheet Workshop, Blake Snyder describes Fun & Games and the Midpoint. These are key steps in creating the road you put your hero on so that he or she will transform. Blake also talks about the promise of the premise, the false defeat, the false victory, raising the stakes, and establishing a time clock.



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  1. Kent Graber says:

    Love the theme stated. The best example in a recent movie is Captain America: Winter Soldier, Cap is at Agent Carter’s bed (death bed?) and she tells him “SOMETIMES THE BEST WE CAN DO IS TO START OVER. This doesn’t sink in to Cap because she coughs and he is focused on her health. But throughout the movie, things start over. Shield is destroyed and has to start over. Bucky, the Winter Soldier recognizes Capt America and Robert Redford orders The doctors to wipe his memory clean so he no longer recognizes his old friend. Even Cap starts over by putting on his old uniform. Every main character starts over in this movie because sometimes the best we can do is to start over.

  2. David says:

    This is excellent stuff!!